Web-mining, or “hidden mining” is an alternative way to mine cryptocurrency via web-browsers of common users (as usually, Monero). It is one of the best alternatives to usual advertisements, as torrent-tracker The Pirate Bay and other popular sites proved.
The pluses of web-mining are (comparing with traditional ads):
- You may earn money even on users who have AdBlock
- You’ll have straight conversion of the time spent on the site into money
- Web-mining often gives more money than advertisements
Besides, you can use both traditional advertising and web-mining in the same time. The plugins for WordPress will be considered in this article, because this platform is the most popular CMS for making web-sites.
Comparison of the most popular plugins for web-mining on WordPress
There are three of the brightest plugins:
1.WP Monero Miner Using Coin Hive and Simple Monero Miner Coin Hive
3. Monero Miner Pro
Let’s consider them one by one and do the test of their productivity.
1. “WP Monero Miner Using Coin Hive” and “Simple Miner Coin Hive”
Both of them are just simple “wrappers” above famous service Coin-Hive. They have differences only in design of admin panel. By the way, the plugin by Dennis Keil was actively advertised on YouTube and in Google AdSense.
Commission of these plugins is 30%. This means that you get only 700$ from earned 1000$, and developers gain 300$.
Dennis Keil also promotes “Pro” version of his plugin. Its commission is 20%, and mining goes on its own pull. But due to the site’s statistics, there were no payments for web-sites owners.
As for pluses, the first plugin has protection from AdBlock what pleases a lot. But the question about payments remains open.
SpareChange is a plugin by SpareChange.io. Its script is similar to Coin Hive, but it is considered as a virus and belongs to Adblock NoCoin List. This means that mining will not work for users with AdBlock Plus, Adblock, uBlock Origin, AdGuardm Adblock Browser for Android and iOS, Brave Browser and Opera Browser.
Commission of SpareChange is 20%.
Plugin Monero Miner Pro for WordPress conducts the mining through its own pull, as Spare Change does. You need only Monero purse to begin the mining. You don’t have to register anywhere.
Site VirusTotal shows the result 1/84 for this plugin. Thanks to this, Monero mining will not be blocked by the majority of antiviruses. AdBlock doesn’t block this plugin too.
But the most interesting feature of this plugin is almost lack of commission. It takes only 0.2%.
This means that you will earn 980$ from 1000$, and the developers will get only 20$. This is the lowest commission between the plugins for WordPress.
Comparison of productivity
The productivity was measured on a computer with Intel Core i7 and Geforce GTX 960M and clean installation of WordPress. The measuring was made 20 times with periodicity for 1 hour to cover different time of the day. There are average values for each plugin.
Due to the comparison, the best plugin is WordPress Monero Miner Pro, then goes Spare Change. Nevertheless, it’s your choice what to use for earnings on web-sites.
Type in comments which plugin for web-mining you like the most.